Originally created 05/10/04

Jackets rout Duke



ATLANTA -- Mike Trapani, in the lineup only because regular shortstop Tyler Greene was sick, homered and drove in a career-high four runs to lead Georgia Tech past Duke 14-3 Sunday, the ninth straight victory for the Yellow Jackets.

Georgia Tech (30-17, 12-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its 10th straight in the conference and pulled within percentage points of league-leader Virginia, which lost 4-1 to Florida State on Sunday.

Blake Wood (1-1) pitched five innings for the first win of his career, allowing two runs on four hits. He struck out three and walked two. Whit Robbins was 3-for-3 with three RBIs for the Yellow Jackets, and Brandon Boggs and Ryan Stanley each drove in two runs.

Jim Perry (0-1) only lasted two-plus innings in his first start of the season. He gave up three runs on two hits, and walked three. Javier Socorro and Adam Murray had two hits apiece for the Blue Devils (23-23, 7-11).

Georgia Tech sent 12 batters to the plate in an eight-run third to take a 9-2 lead. Robbins had a two-run double and Boggs and Trapani drove in two with singles. In the fifth, Trapani added a two-run homer, his first of the year.